a member of the lowest grade of nobility.
a feudal vassal holding his lands under a direct grant from the king.
a direct descendant of such a vassal or his equal in the nobility.
a member of the House of Lords.
an important financier or industrialist, especially one with great power in a particular area: an oil baron.
a cut of mutton or lamb comprising the two loins, or saddle, and the hind legs.
- Compare baron of beef.
Other definitions for Baron (2 of 2)
Mi·chel [mee-shel], /miˈʃɛl/, Michel Boyron, 1653–1729, French actor.
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How to use baron in a sentence
The Robber Nerds, like the Robber Barons, have given tons of money to charity.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds | P. J. O’Rourke | August 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here he celebrates the heyday of Birmingham's minor league team, the Barons.
From that day on and for the next ten years Rickwood and the Barons became the core of my life.
He fiddled with a baseball once signed by a great Birmingham Barons team of the past.
In an astoundingly brief time, the Party of Lincoln became the Party of Robber Barons.
Louis of France, at the invitation of the rebel English barons, crossed the channel with 680 sail, and landed at Sandwich.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
He had at once plunged74 himself in difficulties with his barons by his infatuation for Piers de Gaveston.
The memorandum testifies to the strength of Bruce's hold on the country, and to the recalcitrance of Edward's barons.
The dissensions between Edward and his barons appear to have induced Bruce to carry the war into the enemy's territory.
He readily confirmed the ordinances, changed ministers, even retired Despenser—anything for the military help of his barons.
British Dictionary definitions for baron
a member of a specific rank of nobility, esp the lowest rank in the British Isles
(in Europe from the Middle Ages) originally any tenant-in-chief of a king or other overlord, who held land from his superior by honourable service; a land-holding nobleman
a powerful businessman or financier: a press baron
English law (formerly) the title held by judges of the Court of Exchequer
short for baron of beef
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